A “little cough” for 40 years

  title={A “little cough” for 40 years},
  author={D. Newberry and V. Sharma and D. Reiff and F. Lorenzo},
  journal={The Lancet},
A 46-year-old man was referred to hospital in May, 1998, for an exacerbation of his chronic bronchitis. He had been admitted twice over the previous 3 years with the same symptoms of cough and shortness of breath on exertion. On both occasions he received treatment for chronic bronchitis. He said he grew up with a “little cough”, which caused occasional wheezing and at least one episode of bronchitis a year but did not interfere with his daily activities. His previous admission was in July… Expand
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